Note 043
From Chapter 15 of the Decline & Fall

The ancient practice of concluding the entertainment with libations may be found in every classic. Socrates and Seneca, in their last moments, made a noble application of this custom.

Postremo stagnum calidae aquae introiit, respergens proximos servorum, addita voce, libare se liquorem illum Jovi Liberatori. —Tacitus, The Annals, xv. 64.
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